I don't think anyone wants to be less intellectual in their writing and story telling. I think it is a matter of experience, or lack of it, before they begin their careers as writers. If you grew up watching TV, went to school and then intern on a writing staff, how much real world experience do you have to draw your characters and plot lines from? I've watched the same movies and TV shows these writers have. I can see the influence. And I'm tired of being told by the writers how the next episode of Discovery will be on the same scale as "XYZ" show of TOS. I want them to move further away from what we've all seen. Do more of what hasn't happened before, not your version of a story we all know the outcome of with the Klingons. I keep reading about people that are liking and responding to the emotional story in Discovery. I don't see it. Or maybe what others see as emotional I see as unprofessional. This is supposed to be a war after all, isn't it?